The Poetic Eddacomprises a treasure trove of mythic and spiritual verse holding an important place in Nordic culture, literature, and heritage. Its tales of strife and death form a repository, in poetic form, of Norse mythology and heroic lore, embodying both the ethical views and the cultural life of the North during the late heathen and early Christian times.
Collected by an unidentified Icelander, probably during the twelfth or thirteenth century,The Poetic Eddawas rediscovered in Iceland in the seventeenth century by Danish scholars. Even then its value as poetry, as a source of historical information, and as a collection of entertaining stories was recognized. This meticulous translation succeeds in reproducing the verse patterns, the rhythm, the mood, and the dignity of the original in a revision thatScandinavian Studiessays "may well grace anyone's bookshelf."
Title: The Poetic Edda Author: Hollander, Lee M. (TRN) Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr Publication Date: 1986/05/01 Number of Pages: 343 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: BL 00003370